St Andrew’s day is a wonderful day to celebrate our Scottish culture and central to many of Scotland’s and indeed worldwide celebrations will be the food.
St Andrew’s Day Food
Unlike Burns night where haggis is the star of the show; St Andrew’s day isn’t associated with any particular food, but, there’s no shortage of fresh seasonal produce to chose from. Alongside many of Scotland’s traditional offerings like Scotch beef and lamb, there’s a magnificent selection of fresh seasonal produce to chose from. Game is plentiful and I recently heard legendary chef, Albert Roux encourage young chefs to make more use of this including Scotland’s mountain hare.
With St Andrew being a fisherman it seems appropriate to celebrate the day with seafood and one of the nations finest foods – Scotland’s king of fish – Scottish salmon.
But, if like me, your day is busy, then a healthy meal that can be on the table in a very short time is ideal. This simple smoked salmon bake is packed full of flavour and some of the prep can be done in advance. The recipe will also work well with salmon fillets or hot smoked salmon.
Smoked Salmon Bake
Perfect after a busy day.